Territory and Western Australia
Northern Territory and northern West
places for a 4wd, campervan or motorhome motoring holiday.
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An extensive network of caravan parks, hotels, motels, B&Bs, and wayside inns; plenty of fuel and rest stops and many places to discover make the NT and WA great self-drive destinations.
One of Australia's best kept secrets is the excellent road system within the Northern Territory.
First class all-weather roads link The Red Centre and the Top End with the rest of Australia, whether it is from the eastern States through Mount Isa along the Barkly Highway or up the centre on the Stuart Highway.
The variety of scenery in the NT ranges from tropical jungles to vast deserts. From lively Darwin (the capital city) to Uluru (Ayers Rock) there is lots to see. World Heritage Kakudu National Park is a 'must-see' - just a few hours from Darwin. Take a day or several - drive a car, or be more adventurous and get a 4WD, or a 4WD Camper for that real wilderness experience.
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FLEXIBILITY in Planning
By the way, have you thought about combining your motorhomes, etc requirements with renting a car or station wagon. You can drive a car from a capital city, then pick up your holiday vehicle in one of our many depots to do your touring in comfort and style. Alternatively, consider a fly/drive or train/drive option. We can even offer camping equipment (tent, etc) if you want to enjoy camping in the great outdoors or in the hundreds of great camping grounds in Australia.
You can even try The Legendary Ghan railway. Go by train from Melbourne, Sydney or Adelaide to Alice Springs or Darwin. Hire your 4WD, camper, motorhome or car and then do your touring. Hand back the vehicle and either train or fly home!
possibilities are limited only by your imagination. So ask
us for advice.
How to Get There
The Stuart Highway is the region's main road link with the south and one of the major supply routes. It is an ideal route for anyone planning an extended motoring holiday.
There are three main highways -
- the Stuart Hwy from Adelaide to Darwin
- the Barkly Hwy which joins the Flinders Hwy at Cloncurry
- the Victoria Hwy when travelling North from Perth, you join at Kununurra.
All are fully sealed, first-class roads.
The majority of key tourist areas are serviced by sealed roads - easy to drive in any vehicle.
Of course, if you want to explore further into the bush, there are many unsealed roads that are still easy to drive, that lead to many exciting and unique features of the Australian Outback. Caution is needed in planning trips in 'the wet' season (from about mid November to February), as several tourist roads may be closed - even to 4wd vehicles. If in doubt, ask us!
There are a great number of ways to get around the Territory. Cars, station wagons, campers, motorhomes, 4WD - and the newest addition to our range, 4WD Toyota Landcruisers with Roof Top Tents.
These offer convenience, security and ease of travel - plus, you have your accommodation always available. Travel in style and comfort during the day to anywhere in Australia - and sleep up to 4 adults with one or two double-bed sized tents - on the roof! These units are fully equipped and additional camping kits are available.
Getting a bit warm in the great Top End sunshine?
Then take a swim in one of the many fantastic gorges, swimming holes and pools.
Visit Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Kakadu National Park, Arnhem Land, Wildman River Reserve, Litchfield National Park, Mataranka, and Katherine Gorge.
Travel also to the Kimberley area in the far north of Western Australia. Here you can visit Broome, Kununurra, Derby and the Bungle Bungle regions.
Visit areas where Australian Aboriginal artists are working. Contemporary art forms by indigenous artists, as well as the traditional desert art forms (dot paintings) are readily accessable in your own vehicles. You can join an organised tour or get permission to travel into restricted areas as part of a convoy.
Additionally, you can visit many of the places where original rock art can be seen. Many of these places can only be accessed by 4wd (4x4) vehicles.
Kakadu National Park
No visit to Darwin (NT) is complete without a visit to Kakadu. Explore by car, motorhome, campervan or 4WD - the roads are good and you will need a 4WD only for some of the more remote places. But there is plenty to see and do without leaving the black-top!
Kakadu is in Australia’s tropical top end, the delicate pink beauty of the waterlily and the prehistoric brute strength of the crocodile merge in stunning Kakadu National Park. Rivers with roaring waterfalls and a landscape of towering sandstone escarpments cradle some of Kakadu’s treasures waiting to be explored. Wildlife abounds in wetlands, creeks and rivers. Join a fascinating boat trip on the rivers to see the crocodiles, birdlife and plants - unique to the top-end.
Kakadu is also a cultural landscape. The spiritual ancestors of Aboriginal people shaped it during the Creation Time. These ancestors or 'first people' journeyed across the country creating landforms, plants, animals and Bininj/Mungguy (Aboriginal people). They brought with them laws to live by ceremony, language, kinship and ecological knowledge. They taught Bininj/ Mungguy how to live with the land and look after the country Kakadu National park is about 250 to 260 kilometres from Darwin. To drive to Kakadu National Park from Darwin you need to give yourself about 3 hours travelling time.
Uluru is located 478 kms southwest of Alice Springs along the Stuart Hwy.
The rock is located in the 1,325 hectare Uluru-Kata National Park. The size of Uluru alone is 3.6 kilometres long, two kilometres wide, 348 metres high and 9.4 kilometres round. Easy to get to by car! There are several accommodation places on the way, as well as nearby Uluru itself. (see www.travelinoz.com.au for options). Alteratively, rent a 4WD, campervan, motorhome or 4WD Camper for a great adventure - exploring Uluru (Ayers Rock), The Olgas, and the fantastic 'Gorges' area west of Alice Springs in the MacDonald Ranges. Stanley Chasm, Ormiston Gorge, Glen Helen Gorge, Kings Canyon - the area will keep you fascinated for ages!
Uluru, which belongs to the Anangu Aboriginal people, changes colour in different lights, particularly at sunrise and sunset, and was escribed by explorer Ernst Giles in 1872, as 'the remarkable pebble’.
This National Park has been World Heritage listed not only for the importance of its natural phenomena, but also because of its cultural significance. The Centre, the power of Uluru’s ancient spirit will overwhelm you. Once you stand at its base, touch it and explore the mysteries of its perimeter, you will understand why it's not only a treasured icon to local Aboriginal people, but also one of the great wonders of the world. Uluru is a gallery of Aboriginal rock carvings and paintings and all around its caves and waterholes each have stories and meanings to its people. Tour with Aboriginal guides, who will explain some of the important creation laws of Uluru.
Olgas (Kata Tjuta)
Kata Tjuta, meaning many heads to the Australian Aborigines, is a group of more than 30 rounded red conglomerate masses of rock rising out of the desert plain in the Northern Territory of Australia. Some of the rocks are bunched close together with only narrow precipitous crevices between. Others, rounded and polished by the wind, are more spaced apart. The highest is called Mount Olga (1500 feet). This park, formerly called Uluru (Ayers Rock – Mount Olga) National Park, features spectacular geological formations that dominate the vast red sandy plain of central Australia. Uluru, an immense monolith, and Kata Tjuta, the rock domes located west of Uluru, form part of the traditional belief system of one of the oldest human societies in the world.
The traditional owners of Uluru-Kata Tjuta are the Anangu Aboriginal people. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park was inscribed on the World Heritage List in two stages, initially for its outstanding universal natural values and then for its outstanding universal cultural values:
Natural as an example of on-going geological processes; and as an example of exceptional natural beauty and combination of natural and cultural elements.
Cultural as an outstanding example of traditional human land use; and being directly associated with living traditions and beliefs of outstanding universal significance.
In Western Australia - The
Bungle Bungle Ranges
The Bungle Bungle's Range, in Purnululu National Park, is one of the most fascinating geological landmarks in Western Australia. From an aircraft, the Bungle Bungle’s Range is an imposing sight. The Bungle Bugle massif is located in the Purnululu National Park and was created at the same time as most of the Kimberley scenery, around 350 million years ago. A scenic flight is the best way to gain a perspective of its massive size. In fact twice as many people see the massif by air than those who visit by road. However, the venture in by 4WD is well worth the effort.
The orange and black stripes across the beehive-like mounds, encased in a skin of silica and algae, are clearly visible as you approach from the south. As you sweep further over the range a hidden world of gorges and pools is revealed, with fan palms clinging precariously to walls and crevices in the rocks. In the Kija Aboriginal language Purnululu means sandstone. The name Bungle Bungle's comes either from the corruption of an Aboriginal name for the area, or from a misspelling of one of the common Kimberley grasses found here, bundle bundle grass.
The Bungle Bungle Range rises up to 578 metres above sea level. The range stands 200 to 300 metres above a woodland and grass-covered plain, with steep cliffs on the western face. Elsewhere, particularly where Piccaninny Creek has formed Piccaninny Gorge, the range is cut by deep gullies and breaks up into complex areas of ridges and domes, with prominent orange and black or grey bands.
Why not consider ...
Travelling Australia on a budget, 2 Berth & 3 Berth Sleepervans (if you are really good friends) are the most economical way to go. Sleepervans have a flat roof and basic cooking facilities, some vehicles are fitted with roof racks for Surfboards, Bikes and stuff. Some vehicle has a 12v fridge, others only have an ice box.
The Jucy Choppa - Seats and sleeps 4, with roof top tent, price range is generally higher than the standard Sleepervan, East Coast Australia pick up only.
The Spacehip - Seats 4, sleeps 2, plus 2 in a tent. Great value, East Coast pick up only
2/3 Berth Campervans
The 2 and 3 Berth Campervan is a step up from the Sleepervan if you want to travel Australia in reasonable comfort, with fridge, internal kitchen, high top campervan or pop top campervan sleeps 2-3 persons. The Pop-Top is more economical as it has less wind resistance, although not too many of these models still available in OZ.
Nomad Hi-Top Campervan, Cheapa Hi-Top Campervan available Australia Wide, one way rentals available, minimum rental periods apply.
Great Value Inclusive Rates, Camperman Jesse, Camperman Jade, Camperman Juliette, available East Coast pick up only, 10 days minimum rental period.
4/5 Seater Hi-Top Campervan
Great Value Family Campervans for 2 adults, 2 children or 4 adults with tent included. Fitted with anchor points to secure child seats behind the driver, passenger seats. Internal kitchen, Air Conditioning in the front cabin whilst driving only. Some fitted with an awning at the side.
Economy 4 Berth Micro Motorhome
For those who want Shower/Toilet facilities, great for 2 persons travelling. Usually have Front/Rear Air Conditioning, not a walk thru vehicle.
Great value for 4 persons who want Shower/Toilet facilities on a budget.
2 Berth Shower/Toilet Campervan
Very popular vehicle in Australia, with Front/Rear Air Conditioning, Shower/Toilet facilities, some with TV/DVD, Microwave, double bed drops down and converts to a double bed. Easy to drive, good fuel consumption.
4 Berth Motorhome
For those who like comfort and space and 2 double beds, Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning, usually with shower/toilet, TV/DVD, Microwave. Luxury for 2 persons travelling, great for 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. Wide variety of models throughout Australia and Tasmania.
6 Berth Motorhome
For 2 travellers who really like to treat themselves, 3 double beds, Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning, usually with TV/DVD, Microwave. Sleeps 2-6 persons in comfort. Wide Variety of models available throughout Australia and Tasmania.
2 berth 4wd Bushcamper
The Pop-Top Campa for 2 adventurers is great for an Australian offroad experience. Some models fitted with a side awning, outdoor gas cooker, solar shower, some have reverse cycle air conditioning . Easy pop up roof and great fuel economy. Vehicles include an Outback Safety Kit.
4wd 2/3 Berth Hi-Top Bushcamper
The Bushcamper has a turbo diesel engine, plenty of power for those tricky bits, great for 2 adults, tight for 3 adults travelling in the front as the gear stick is right between the legs of the passenger in the middle. Sleeps 3 persons. Australian Legislation does not permit Children under the age of 8 yrs to travel in the front of this vehicle. Available Australia Wide. Vehicles include an Outback Safety Kit.
Roof Top Bush Camper
Great for a family of 4 or 4 adults travelling, those who prefer the idea of the outback experience, providing they can sleep up off the ground under the great Australian sky. Very popular with overseas travellers looking for 4x4 safety and convenience, these vehicles book out months in advance, advance bookings a necessity. Vehicles include an Outback Safety Kit.
4wd Vehicle with Camping Equipment.
Another great way to experience the Great Australian Outback, for 2-5 persons travelling. The 4wd, usually a Toyota Landcruiser Wagon or Nissan Patrol is equipped with Ground Tents, Stretchers, Ground Mats and Bedding. Comfortable for children travelling. Vehicles include an Outback Safety Kit. Demand is high on these vehicles during the Dry Season beginning July 1st, in Outback Australia.
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